Sergeant at Arms, Mitch Emerson looked a little concerned, since we are not supposed to allow political bias from our podium, when visiting Rotarian Gordon Grote stated he was a recovering politician and went on to explain that over the coming months we would be bombarded with sound bites about all the things that are wrong with our nation and how the person speaking is the only only capable of fixing those problems.  In more words, Gordon reminded us that we are still the greatest nation on the planet and don't have nearly as much to worry about as those running for office will try to tell us.